In the News

May 10, 2018

Suzanne Adams stood outside A Woman’s Place, a homeless drop-in center in San Francisco. Adams, who works there as a psychologist, pointed to the curb near the front entrance.  It's where taxis regularly drop off homeless patients who have just been discharged from  the hospital. 

April 24, 2018

His name is Cameron High. Says so on his driver’s license, and on his cannabis card. And he has the counterculture aura down pat—dreadlocks, the soft yeah-dude voice and bright conspiratorial smile.

April 19, 2018

These days, when the federal government turns in one direction, California veers in the other — and in the case of healthcare, it's a sharp swerve.

April 19, 2018

These days, when the federal government turns in one direction, California veers in the other — and in the case of health care, it’s a sharp swerve.

April 12, 2018

Southern California is a hub for substance abuse treatment facilities. It’s a lucrative industry – and patient advocates say this has led to unsavory practices.

Two bills that got a hearing this week in the state senate health committee take aim at practices that potentially exploit addicts. What they'd do:

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REHAB FACILITY OVERSIGHT

April 9, 2018

Since the Trump administration said in January that states could require Medicaid recipients to work if they want to continue receiving the benefit, three states have signed on: Kentucky, Indiana and Arkansas. Many others are considering it.

April 5, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Health Committee approved the passage of Senate Bill 1108, which prohibits work requirements as a condition of Medi-Cal eligibility, by a vote of 8-1. Authored by Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D.

April 1, 2018

California’s attorney general sued Sutter Health, accusing the hospital giant of illegally quashing competition and for years overcharging consumers and employers.

The lawsuit marked a bold move by state Attorney General Xavier Becerra against the dominant health care system in Northern California as concerns mount nationally about consolidation among hospitals, insurers and other industry middlemen.